1/ The Evil Traits we Must Eschew: Nkali (Negative Superiority) Nkpali (Disrespect and Abusive behaviour) na Mmegbu (Oppression)

I have consistently preached the message of applying Uche (Intellect),Uchu (Hardwork) EgwuChukwu (Fear of God) as virtues that will unlock potentials
2/ To achieve this pivoting from the gridlock of Nigeria, we must eschew the triple evil rearing its head in our society

The first is Nkali, the superiority syndrome where we display our superiority over others through flaunting wealth and deepening income disparity.
3/ The second is Nkpali, the disrespect of others. We now collectively suffer a disrespectful and abusive disorder growing like a stage four cancerous tumour.

To disrespect and abuse elders and those we consider beneath us is now described as courage; we must excise it now.
4/ The last is Mmegbu, that urge to oppress and suppress. Oppressing the poor and those beneath us is now a sign of success.

The powerful and noveau rich identified by our convoys and retinue of hangers-on do not obey traffic or any rules. We use state apparatus for personal end
5/ For our communities to thrive and our society renewed, we must eschew Nkali, Nkpali na Mmegbu.

To shun these vices is critical in the effort build a just society where the wealthy and powerful deploy their resources for group benefit and not impose their will on the community
6/ The bad example set by leaders through display of Nkali, Nkpali and Mmegbu, using the unfettered powers made possible by a corrupt and moribund Nigerian state, has led to a glorification of oppression

At all levels, these vices are progressively dominant

Osita Chidoka
Jan 22

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27 Mar 21
Last year I opposed the appointment of the Chairman of Federal Character Commission for violation of Federal Character Principle. I implored Senate not to clear the Chairman for that reason
2/ I believe the Senate has not kept to the spirit and letter of the federal character law which they enacted in the discharge of their statutory role. They have allowed the Executive led by President Buhari to damage the tie that bind us as a nation.
3/ This willful disobedience of our laws and national consensus would have disastrous consequences in the future.

During the Senate clearing hearings a strong argument and appeal was made in favour of clearing the Chairman who is from the North.
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A. Developing open and transparent recruitment process
B. Observe Federal character at recruitment with the best from each state and merit for promotion
C. Use jamb for promotion exams to improve credibility
D. Training.. Training
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The lag to Kano rail will cost $11.1bn to carry how many containers/goods?
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